Money Market Dealer At Gulf African Bank


Money Market Dealer At Gulf African Bank 1 Position
Gulf African Bank

Nairobi, Kenya

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Banking & Financial Services
Posted 4 days ago

Job Description

The genesis of Gulf African Bank (GAB) can be traced back to 2005, when a group of motivated Kenyans envisioned establishing an Islamic bank as an alternative to conventional banking in the country. By conducting business on the principles of Shari’ah, the bank would provide an ethical and fair mode of banking for all. Gulf African Bank is the first and largest Islamic Bank in Kenya and one of the fastest growing banks in the history of the banking sector of the country. The bank offers fully Shari’ah compliant products and services that address the needs of not just Muslims, but everyone in the country including individuals, corporate companies, and institutions. The bank was incorporated on August 9th, 2006 and started operations as a commercial bank in January 8th 2008, in a historic event, where it was granted the country’s first fully-fledged commercial banking license as a dedicated Islamic bank, by the Central Bank of Kenya.

Reports to:

Head of Treasury


Head Office, Nairobi

Job purpose

To coordinate the bank’s actual and forecasted cash flows and manage liquidity risk and market risk, in accordance with the bank’s risk appetite, policy guidelines and strategy to maximize revenue generation at minimal costs.

Key Responsibilities

  • To implement and execute money market and investment strategies as cascaded from time to time.
  • To prudently and diligently deal in approved money market and fixed income instruments.
  • To identify, assess and control daily cash flows for purposes of achieving the regulatory cash reserve ratio requirements and liquidity ratios.
  • To identify, assess and control Nostro and Vostro accounts balances for purposes of maintaining optimal funding positions and investment portfolios, ensuring any surplus funds are prudently invested while depleted account balances are adequately funded at reasonable rates.
  • To identify, assess and manage liquidity risks and market risks on both the banking-book and trading-book.
  • To identify, assess and manage liquidity risks and market risks on both the banking-book and trading-book.
  • To prepare and circulate daily reports on money market activities, investment maturity profile, cash flow projections and cash reserve ratio to senior management.
  • To ensure strict adherence with the global dealing code, regulatory prudential guidelines and bank policies and that all dealing transactions are executed in an ethical and professional manner.
  • To ensure any risk event is promptly reported to senior management but no later than an hour from its occurrence detailing the remedial corrective-action taken.
  • To familiarize with and readily operationalize respective business continuity plan and liquidity contingency plan as would be triggered from time to time.
  • To understand dealing in foreign exchange and assist in foreign exchange dealings as would be called upon from time-to-time.
  • To conduct and circulate liquidity stress-tests and rate sensitivity scenario analysis to senior management.

Job Accountabilities

  • Maintain optimal cash reserve ratio at the CBK clearing account.
  • Maintain sufficient balances in Nostro Accounts, including DFCC
  • Ensure optimal utilization of excess funds for investment
  • Ethical and professional representation of the dealing activities and transactions
  • Prepare and circulate reports on cash flow forecast, cash reserve ratio, maturity profile
  • Conduct and report on liquidity stress-tests and rate sensitivity analysis

Knowledge and experience


A tertiary qualification with an appropriate business related degree or diploma.


  • Understanding Treasury Front Office Operations
  • Understanding the oversight role of the Back Office
  • Understanding the principles of the FX Global Code
  • Understanding Foreign Exchange, Money Markets & Fixed income
  • Understanding Assets & Liabilities Management (ALM)
  • Understanding Islamic Finance and Shariah treasury products
  • Understanding macroeconomics
  • Understanding risks liquidity risk, market risk, credit risk, settlement risk and operational risk.

Personality Traits

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Team player
  • Trustworthy
  • Accuracy
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Gulf African Bank
Gulf African Bank

Nairobi, Kenya

51 - 299 people

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